12 of the best eyes creams for dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles

Alyssa Tria
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Thanks to dark circles, it’s pretty clear that eyes really are the windows to the soul — especially when it comes to lack of a good night’s rest.

And although we’re well aware that nothing good can come from the poor combination of countless blue light screens and late-night plans, let’s face it, our fast-paced world naturally doesn’t always allow us to get a full eight hours of sleep.

Luckily, I’ve gotten pretty familiar with some really good eye creams. Unlike topical all-over moisturizers, eye creams and serums are specially designed with much smaller molecules to better and gently penetrate into the thin layer of skin around the contours of the eyes. Boosting collagen and reversing the look dark circles caused by thin skin exposing underlying vascular structures, eye creams work to reverse the look of an evident lack of sleep: puffiness, bags, fine lines and crows feet.

So, as we spring time forward to the new season with Daylight Saving Time (Mar. 8 at 2 a.m. EST), we’re rounding up some of the best creams to keep you looking bright and fresh.

Olay Regenerist Retinol24 Night Eye Cream

Olay Regenerist Retinol24 Night Eye Cream

This new formula penetrates deep into the delicate skin surface around your eyes with Olay’s signature Retinol 24 complex to visibly firm, brighten, even skin tone, and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles. Not only is it fragrance-free, but it is said to reveal a true skin transformation in as little as 28 days.

SHOP IT: Shoppers Drug Mart, $53

OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright Eye Crème

OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright Eye Crème

Inspired by the makeup artist secret Banana Powder, this brightening, vitamin C-rich eye crème targets signs of ageing, reducing the look of dark circles while improving concealer application. Collagen and vitamin C-boosted, it firms and deeply hydrates even as it feels deliciously lightweight and helps to revive and illuminate the entire eye area over time.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $52

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

This lightweight eye serum contains an extremely high five percent concentration of caffeine, supplemented with highly-purified epigallocatechin gallatyl glucoside (EGCG) from green tea leaves. Studies have shown that topical use of caffeine and EGCG can help visibly reduce the look of puffiness and dark circles around the eye contour. Best of all, it’s only $7!

SHOP IT: Sephora, $7

Caudalie Premier Cru Anti-Aging Eye Cream

Caudalie Premier Cru Anti-Aging Eye Cream

A longtime bestseller, this peptide-powered eye cream is specially designed to work like “Photoshop” to magically diminish the look of dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles for brighter and more lifted eyes.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $119

CeraVe Eye Repair Cream

CeraVe Eye Repair Cream

Developed with dermatologists, this gentle, non-greasy lotion helps to restore the natural skin protective barrier of the delicate eye area. Made with three essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid to reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness for brighter, smoother looking skin. Best for sore and puffy eyes.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $20

Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

Specially designed to brighten and depuff eyes, this uber refreshing formula is made with coffee beans panax and ginseng, magnolia extracts and natural optic brighteners to rapidly refresh and restore radiance to tired eyes.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $43

Lancôme Absolue Revitalizing Eye Cream

Lancôme Absolue Revitalizing Eye Cream

Powered with a unique self-regenerative rose, extracted by the label’s French experts to formulate magnificent rejuvenating eye skincare to fight five key signs of ageing, this rich cream instantly diminishes the signs of fatigue, puffiness and wrinkles around the eyes. Day after day, the eye contour looks rested and revitalized for a brighter, more youthfully expressive look. Discover exceptional anti-ageing in just a month of use.

SHOP IT: Lancôme, $160

Rodan + Fields Bright Eye Complex

Rodan + Fields Bright Eye Complex

This hydrating bright eye complex visibly revitalizes eyes to counter the effects of an active, busy lifestyle. The hydrating power of our Rodan + Field’s 3D3P Molecular Matrix is supercharged with a complex of phytonutrients and illuminating brighteners to help nourish and refresh the under-eye area.

SHOP IT: Rodan + Fields, $84

Dermalogica Biolumin-C Vitamin C Eye Serum

Dermalogica Biolumin-C Vitamin C Eye Serum

The new BioLumin-C Eye Serum comes in a supercharged, lightweight formula to target fine lines, wrinkles, and deliver a boost of brightness around the delicate eye area. Formulated with a stable vitamin C complex it enhances the skin’s ability to fight free radical damage and blocks environmental pollutants, while chia seed oil helps to depuff the look of eye bags and combat the appearance of eye wrinkles while nurturing the delicate area.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $98

Tatcha The Silk Peony Melting Eye Cream

Tatcha The Silk Peony Melting Eye Cream


Loved by skincare junkies and makeup enthusiasts alike, this anti-ageing eye cream magically melts to release a double shield of hydration with line-smoothing liquid silk and moisture-locking Japanese White Peony for youthful, radiant eyes. It helps blur the look of fine lines and wrinkles, helping skin resemble the soft, smooth, natural radiance of pure silk and is ideal for prepping the eye area upon concealer application.

SHOP IT: Tatcha, $80 ($60 USD)

Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Eye Cream

Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Eye Cream

This hypoallergenic eye cream nourishes and hydrates the skin around your eyes to help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles and crow's feet for a younger, healthier-looking complexion thanks to Aveeno’s exclusive antioxidant blackberry complex.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $22

Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream

Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream

Perfect for all skin types, this fan-favourite formula helps lock in the skin's own natural moisture without the use of heavy, greasy oils. This Aloe and hyaluronic acid-based cream hydrate the skin to smooth out and diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $24

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